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Monastery of Santo Domingo (Iglesia y Monasterio de Santo Domingo)

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Address: Jiron Camana 170 - Cercado de Lima, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 426-5521
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Description: Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the...
Built by Dominican friars in 1549, this Church and Monastery contains the tombs of Santa Martin de Porres and Peru's other famous saint, Santa Rosa de Lima.
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The Monastery was founded in 1535; there are several areas worth visiting, not least the Priory's Library which you can view. It contains thousands of old books, is dimly lit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Monastery was founded in 1535; there are several areas worth visiting, not least the Priory's Library which you can view. It contains thousands of old books, is dimly lit and very atmospheric. There is a small chapel dedicated to Saint Rosa of Lima which is dominated by a huge portrait of her; she is the patron saint of Lima... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Having paid my S/. 10 entrance fee I walked around the main cloister. After about 30 minutes of looking at the rooms downstairs I wanted to go upstairs and to the catacombs. As I went back to the main entrance a young girl told me to leave because u wasn't using a guide. Really welcoming place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The church and adjoining grounds provide you an excellent glimpse of monastic in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This 16-17th century monastery and catacombs is a fascinating insight into Lima's history. The thousands of human bones all artistically arranged in the catacombs are truly eerie. But the wonderful place is marred by the generic, uninspiring tours that one is obliged to take. The average Peruvian guide has absolutely no interest or passion in history which really mars what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We visited this monestery sunday morning. There were sunday religious ceremony inside. We could take part in it. People were singing, praying and priests were working at the same time. There were windows opening to the undergraund and tokens can be seen from there. We saw undergraund bone collection afterward. These tokens were put here to say sorry for burdening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I loved the atmosphere and the rooms are set up so that you feel as though you are looking at the past. The displays are interesting and an informative insight into the history of the Monastery

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lima is a crowded and loud city with many sites to see. This is a Church easy to get to from the main plaza.It is well known by the locals. Some may direct you San Francisco Monastery.( the tourists all go to this one). Make sure you say the name correct. This one has the pink bell tower. What is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This monastery was an oasis of calm in the midst of the busy centre of Lima. The tiles on the courtyard walls were gorgeous and the gardens very pretty and well kept. It was lovely to be able to wander around and explore on our own instead of being rushed through on a tour and beIng able to take photos... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This monasteary is veru beautiful , os visited by many tourists from different countreis , i liked to visit this monastery beacuse is part of peruvian culture .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a beautiful monastery in the heart of Lima. As soon as our group walked in, we were reminded of a trip to Seville, Spain a couple of years ago.....for a good reason. The monastery is designed in Spanish style and some of the beautiful tiles in the courtyard are stamped with the "Seville" mark. You also get to... More 

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